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Virtual Fighter 5 boosts PS3 sales

The launch of Sega's long-awaited Virtual Fighter 5 for the PlayStation The launch of Sega's long-awaited Virtual Fighter 5 for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) gave the console its biggest hit of the year so far, according to figures released on Friday. The title launched on 8 February and topped the Japan software charts for that week with sales of almost 50,000 copies, according to data from Media Create Co. Its launch was also likely to have been one of the reasons behind a jump in sales of the console during the week of 5 to 11 February, to 23,431 units from 18,727 units in the previous week.

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TheMART3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Oh hell yeah:

"Its launch was also likely to have been one of the reasons behind a jump in sales of the console during the week of 5 to 11 February, to 23,431 units from 18,727 units in the previous week"

Trying to search positive news guys, while it only sold less then 5.000 units more in Japan? Which was 'likely' to have been the reason behind the extra thousands of units sold? Man it's the time of the year that makes it to rise a bit. January is the worst month of the year, February gets a little better, March is better again.

VF5 is a good game, don't get me wrong. But it's funny to see how hard the search is for good news for the PS3. After the holidays, the PS3 has hardly sold units anymore. After 3 months, the PS3 total is 1.4 million units. That's less then 500k sales a month. And before the end of March they wanted to sell how much? 6 million units? Or ship them? So 4 million will be laying on the shelves in the shops? That'll cost Sony 4 x 300 million, 1.2 billion dollars in the mean time... WHich they don't have...

@ bilal (below)

You're wrong dude. The XBOX 360 sold more then that, somewhere between 6 and 7k if I'm right in the same week. That's still about 25% of the PS3 sales in that week. Before that they sold about 40% of the PS3 sales. Which indicates that the PS3 seen in comparing with the history of Playstation there is doing bad. We all know the Japanese people are not so into XBOX. They're into strange things very much actually, like young teenage girls being abused by giant monsters with huge c*cks in manga movies and games... Sick stuff. So it's not strange they like the Playstation better I guess. The rest of the world buys Wii and 360

And again... selling 5.000 units extra, what's the fuzz about?

MikeGdaGod3894d ago

but its amazing to see you at the top of ps3 comments everytime. you claim you love your 360 so much but instead you type longass books about so much you can't stand ps3 everyday.

seek help, all jokes aside

peksi3893d ago

How old are you? What you write does not seem very mature. Everything is not about whose toy is the best.

kingboy3894d ago

keep the news coming Maddens Raiders.Let the guy above eat his heart out

bilal3894d ago

what about 360 which sold less than 5000 units.....so whenever u start to talk about japan always start with "360 is dead in japan ..and now moving on to ps3......"

nix3894d ago

...and the kid continues to do what he likes to do most... tch tch... pathetic case, i must say.

OutLaw3894d ago

I'm getting my copy of VF5 Wednesday, hopefully with the 360 version of NBA Streets on the same day.

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